Nvidia Expected to Hold Pascal Editors’ Day 2016 Next Week
Nvidia Editors’ Day 2016 is set to take place next week in the US, reports VideoCardz. At the event, Nvidia is expected to brief the press about its next gen Pascal-based graphics cards.
The Calif., US-based technology company could showcase two new graphics cards at the Editors’ Day, which include the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. Nvidia is unlikely to officially confirm this Pascal event; it will be more like a briefing for editors and tech enthusiasts, that usually takes place before sending out press samples of the hardware for reviews.
That means, we should expect the reviews for Pascal based graphics cards to be posted in a matter of weeks and that is almost 2 weeks before Computex 2016.
Both GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 are based on the Pascal GP104 GPU. If previous reports are to be believed, the GTX 1080 could feature 8GB of GDDR5X on a 384-bit memory bus for a total of 320GB/s of bandwidth. The GTX 1070 will however drop down to more conventional GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit memory bus with 256GB/s bandwidth.
Photos of the alleged GTX 1000 series video cards have been making rounds on the web for while. Just last week, we spotted the photo of the GTX 1080 shroud revealing the new NVTTM cooler, and a much more aggressive new design, with many sharp angles throughout the exterior of the card.
Nvidia Pascal is built on 16nm process technology which will enable much reduced power consumption, as well as performance improvements over the predecessor Maxwell. The new Pascal based cards are rumored to cost between $600 to $1,100, and could be unveiled at Computex 2016 event with product availability in June.
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